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Hector
Post subject: Re: Flights and travel details
PostPosted: 10:57 on 8th Jul 2012

Joined: 19:34 on 29th May 2008
Posts: 1229
Location: Somerset
Just booked the Dunedin to Wellington flight and nearly fell for the Airnewzealand con.

All the main booking sites (Kayak, Sky scanner etc) only offer the flexi plus seats at about $280nz one way. This is the same price as airnewzealand.co.uk.

However if you try grabaseat (grabaseat.co.nz/) or airnewzealand.co.nz you get acces to the cheap seats starting at $112nz.
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darrensmale
Post subject: Re: Flights and travel details
PostPosted: 18:18 on 8th Jul 2012

Joined: 09:05 on 16th Jul 2008
Posts: 155
Hector Wrote:
Just booked the Dunedin to Wellington flight and nearly fell for the Airnewzealand con.

All the main booking sites (Kayak, Sky scanner etc) only offer the flexi plus seats at about $280nz one way. This is the same price as airnewzealand.co.uk.

However if you try grabaseat (grabaseat.co.nz/) or airnewzealand.co.nz you get acces to the cheap seats starting at $112nz.


Cheers for the info Hector. Unfortunately already booked Auckland to Wellington. Just booked the return for £45 though. Result
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Bikini
Post subject: Re: Flights and travel details
PostPosted: 03:35 on 9th Jul 2012

Joined: 00:15 on 17th Jun 2008
Posts: 96
Ah shame about getting stitched by the flight sites. Jetstar also have good sales on there site, I think it is tuesdays or Fridays?
If you are still looking for internal flights then there is actually a grab a seat app for android so can install that and keep an eye out for cheaper flights if and when the come up
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fernando
Post subject: Re: Flights and travel details
PostPosted: 09:05 on 9th Jul 2012

Joined: 12:48 on 25th Apr 2008
Posts: 1873
Bikini Wrote:
Ah shame about getting stitched by the flight sites. Jetstar also have good sales on there site, I think it is tuesdays or Fridays?
If you are still looking for internal flights then there is actually a grab a seat app for android so can install that and keep an eye out for cheaper flights if and when the come up



Sorted my 3 internal flts out for a total of about £130.
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peterw
Post subject: Re: Flights and travel details
PostPosted: 18:13 on 9th Jul 2012

Joined: 23:05 on 21st Jan 2011
Posts: 99
Best of luck with the transfer from International to Domestic...... you staying in the centre of Dunedin ?
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fernando
Post subject: Re: Flights and travel details
PostPosted: 23:08 on 9th Jul 2012

Joined: 12:48 on 25th Apr 2008
Posts: 1873
peterw Wrote:
Best of luck with the transfer from International to Domestic...... you staying in the centre of Dunedin ?


Ahem,thanks for that Peterw ;) ;) Wherever Penny's backpackers is. ;)
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Hector
Post subject: Re: Flights and travel details
PostPosted: 13:37 on 22nd Jul 2012

Joined: 19:34 on 29th May 2008
Posts: 1229
Location: Somerset
Hector Wrote:
Just booked the Dunedin to Wellington flight and nearly fell for the Airnewzealand con.

All the main booking sites (Kayak, Sky scanner etc) only offer the flexi plus seats at about $280nz one way. This is the same price as airnewzealand.co.uk.

However if you try grabaseat (grabaseat.co.nz/) or airnewzealand.co.nz you get acces to the cheap seats starting at $112nz.


Or if you fancy taking a risk you could wait and try to get a standby seat for about $72nz

promos.airnz.co.nz/gas/standbyfares/
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blueandy1mac
Post subject: Re: Flights and travel details
PostPosted: 11:31 on 25th Jul 2012

Joined: 12:30 on 14th Jul 2008
Posts: 2140
Location: Preston UK
Do domestic flights go up in price as date comes nearer, as per UK lo-cost airlines ?
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Boddingtons
Post subject: Re: Flights and travel details
PostPosted: 14:12 on 25th Jul 2012

Joined: 16:03 on 29th Sep 2009
Posts: 387
Location: Manchester-cum-Hong Kong
blueandy1mac Wrote:
Do domestic flights go up in price as date comes nearer, as per UK lo-cost airlines ?


I've always found that domestic Aussie fares can often be had relatively cheap on the day/close in to departure, similar rates as those booked well in advance. Qantas do not have a tendency to remove all discounted fares and sell only full fares on the day of travel, unlike mainline European carriers, for example.

Just looking at domestic NZ flights departing tomorrow, many can be had for sub £50 on some routes. Try getting a BA Manchester to London flight for less than a ton on the day! Air NZ do tend to be on the pricey side, however.

Have a play about with http://www.skyscanner.com to get a feel. Of course, there will be increased demand for certain routes nearer the time so once cannot be sure how the airlines revenue management will take to that situation.
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peterw
Post subject: Re: Flights and travel details
PostPosted: 14:01 on 15th Oct 2012

Joined: 23:05 on 21st Jan 2011
Posts: 99
Right, flights and accommodation paid for, e tickets in hand ! Only 19 weeks to go !

Looking forward to meeting up, well with more of you :lol:

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